What YWCA does

We have a specialist focus on women, but support diverse groups of people, including gender diverse people and children, through our local housing, services and programs.


We established our Community Housing Providers YWCA National Housing and YWCA Housing to build and operate social and affordable housing for women.

Together, we work to ensure women in Australia have safe, secure, and affordable homes and can build the future they want.

Nationally, YWCA currently owns and manages more than 420 social and affordable homes, with 30 per cent more tenancies in the pipeline. Our housing spans the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria, with construction of our first development in South Australia underway.

YWCA National Housing is a Registered Housing Provider through National Registration. YWCA Housing is a Registered Housing Provider with the Victorian Housing Registrar.

Have a look at what our housing options are.


We are working to provide the right support programs and housing, at the right time.

Our local services and support programs enable our clients to find stability and feel safe and secure, so they can progress their goals for their future.

We understand every client and resident’s circumstance is unique. Our experienced program team members provide personalised support to suit individual needs.

Support provided by YWCA Australia can include:

  • Assistance accessing housing and settlement support
  • Support to stabilise tenancies
  • Case management
  • Safety measures and security upgrades for those with experience of family and domestic violence
  • Assistance to coordinate and connect with other services in your local community

Learn more about what we offer in your community.

Leadership Pathways

We believe women with lived experience of homelessness and housing insecurity should have a say on the solutions. We recognise women with lived experience have unique insights to offer to government and service providers, and we provide pathways so they can inform the design of systems, policies and programs.

Through our local leadership programs, we support participants with lived experience to build their knowledge, skills and confidence, and then connect them with opportunities to share their expertise and make a difference in their communities.

Nationally, we offer leadership opportunities and a Lived Experience Network for young women and gender diverse people who are passionate about removing the barriers that stand in the way of women’s housing security and want to partner with us to drive long-term change.

See our leadership pathways.